COCONUT CREEK, Fla. – Seminole Casino Coconut Creek awarded an incredible $1,589,193 Jeopardy MegaJackpot prize to Kennis Collins from Boca Raton, Fla. on Dec. 8.
The winner, a tennis instructor, said he was drawn to the winning machine when he noticed other players winning on the same type of game. Collins went on to say that he was surprised to find he had won the million-dollar-plus top progressive prize.
“I wasn’t sure which of the three amounts listed I won. I didn’t think it was the big one!” When asked about immediate plans, the new millionaire said he will “pay off debt” and take a much needed vacation. “I haven’t had one in four years.” Collin’s tennis students can rest easy however, the winner said he will continue working. “I love teaching tennis.”
This marks the second MegaJackpot over $1 million to be awarded at the casino. Last year, on July 19, the casino paid a $2 million prize on IGT’s Wheel of Fortune Special Edition progressive. The Seminole Casino Coconut Creek is part of a Native American progressive gaming network which includes more than 300 casinos nationwide. Each time a coin is played in a linked machine, anywhere in the network, the jackpot accumulates until it is won.
Seminole Casino Coconut Creek offers more than 1,500 of the most popular Vegas-style gaming machines, video poker, roulette, keno and blackjack. The Seminole Tribe of Florida paved the way for Native American gaming in the United States more than 25 years ago and now owns and operates seven Seminole Gaming facilities throughout the state including Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa and Seminole Casinos in Big Cypress, Brighton, Hollywood and Immokalee. The gaming facilities are among the most successful in the country.
Jeopardy! is a multi-denominational progressive system with a starting jackpot of $500,000. The game is one of IGT’s newest and most advanced, including all of the “Double Jeopardy!” action players have come to know and love as well as a series of exciting live-action graphics and features for players to enjoy. The progressive jackpot is won when five Jeopardy! symbols land on the ninth payline with a maximum coins bet.
Jeopardy! was developed by IGT, a global company specializing in the design, development, manufacturing, distribution and sales of computerized gaming machines and systems products. All IGT MegaJackpot top awards are paid in annual installments upon verification, except MegaJackpots Instant Winners Jackpots awards, which are paid in their entirety upon verification.